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I have ear clicking and discharge. What could be the reason?


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Dr. Fazil

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Published At December 3, 2017
Reviewed AtFebruary 9, 2024

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I hear a clicking sound in my ears since the last three to four months. When I put my fingers inside my ears, a brown sticky substance comes out. The clicking sound does not come on its own, but it comes when I focus on it too much, although I have no earache.

Answered by Dr. Fazil


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From your history, it can either be due to wax impaction or it can be due to a defect in your eustachian tube functioning which is causing pressure differences in your ear and may cause fluid collection, or tinnitus. But to confirm this, you need a personal consultation with your ENT (ear, nose, and throat specialist). You might need a PTA (pure tone audiometry) and impedance audiometry test if it is not a wax impaction. Hope that helps you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Fazil
Dr. Fazil

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